Australian Animation In A Time Of A.I.


Special MIAF Presentation

Nobody – NOBODY – knows for sure how the rise of A.I. will impact on Australian animation. But like a cyclone on the weather map we know it’s coming. Some doors will be opened, some closed and some, likely, blown in. Commercial studios will look to it to help save costs and speed up production pipelines. Many independents are beginning to explore ways it can help them more fully realise their creative aspirations in an era bereft of funding. Beyond that, are there unique aesthetic possibilities that only A.I. can unleash? Whose work is training these models? Can A.I. ever really harness the most imaginative and unique properties of animation?

We need to talk.

Dr Vladimir Todorović is better placed than most of us to tackle these questions – and more. Chair of Fine Arts at the School of Design in the University of Western Australia, he has been exploring the creative animating potentials of these rising technologies extensively. His latest film “Algodreams” will head up a short program of new Australian A.I. infused works ahead of a special, in-depth presentation by Dr Todorović on what he believes is possible and where the form is heading. He will then be joined by a panel of local experts, practitioners and searchers to discuss the here, the now and the future of animating with A.I. in Australia.

Bring your questions!

Algodreams – Vladimir Todorovic

Vladimir Todorovic
Australia, 10’00, 2023
AI machines dream about the future of life on planet Earth. Time machines, memory machines, flamingos saving the oceans…

A Robot’s Dream – Morteza Halimi

A Robot’s Dream
Morteza Halimi
Australia, 14’02, 2023
Two robots, equipped with Artificial Intelligence, roam the post-apocalyptic world looking for humans to give them their purposes.


This session is classified: Unclassified (M) Mature, not recommended for viewers under 15 years.

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May 12 2024


5:30 pm – 6:40 pm

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Retrospectives / Historical / Special Programs


Treasury Theatre
Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne VIC 3000